Ida Florence Hess

4 January 1881–about 1950 (Age 68)
Mount Clinton, Rockingham, Virginia, United States

The Life of Ida Florence

When Ida Florence Hess was born on 4 January 1881, in Mount Clinton, Rockingham, Virginia, United States, her father, Noah Hess, was 29 and her mother, Nancy Jane Minnich, was 35. She married David Edward Ritchie on 17 November 1901, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Singers Glen, Rockingham, Virginia, United States in 1900 and Linville, Rockingham, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died about 1950, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Linville, Rockingham, Virginia, United States.

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David Edward Ritchie
Ida Florence Hess
Marriage: 17 November 1901
Vera Dicie Ritchie
Beatrice Mae Ritchie
David W Ritchie
Charles S. Ritchie

Spouse and Children

17 November 1901
Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 13

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from the territory of Hesse (German Hessen).2 South German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäus ( see Matthew ).3 German and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Hesso.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ida Ritchie in household of D E Ritchie, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ida F Ritchie in household of David E Ritchie, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ida F Ritchie in household of David E Ritchie, "United States Census, 1920"

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